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Too Much Technology Can Spoil Your Warhol Experience

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has reopened after a three-year closure. Like a growing number of museums, it hopes new tech doesn't get in the way of looking at the art.
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'The Vegetarian' Wins Man Booker International Prize For Fiction

South Korean author Han Kang was awarded the prize for her dark novel The Vegetarian at a London ceremony on Monday. She shares the honor with translator Deborah Smith.
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Who Was Joe Gould, And Did He Really Write The World's Longest Book?

Years ago, two New Yorker articles told the story of a Harvard dropout who claimed to be writing the longest book ever. Did he succeed? In Joe Gould's Teeth, Jill Lepore tries to answer that question.
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Revamped San Francisco Museum Merges Modern Art With Interactive Tech

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art re-opened this weekend with groundbreaking interactive technology meant to enhance the experience of looking at art. But can there be too much tech in a museum?
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'Geek Love' Author Katherine Dunn Dies At 70

Author Katherine Dunn, who wrote the cult comic novel, Geek Love, has died at age 70. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Dunn's son, Eli Dapolonia, about his mother's life and work.
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The Power Of Genes, And The Line Between Biology And Destiny

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee says genetics play a significant role in identity, temperament, sexual orientation and disease risk — but that environment also matters. His new book is The Gene.
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An Emotional Storm Breaks In Paradise In 'A Bigger Splash'

An aging rock star's respite in the Mediterranean is interrupted by an old lover in A Bigger Splash. John Powers calls the film, which stars Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes, a "gripping slow-burn."
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How The Narrator Of 'Jane The Virgin' Found His Voice

Anthony Mendez's role as Jane's unseen narrator has garnered him critical acclaim. But before Mendez was able to turn his voice into a career, he was selling tombstones for the family business.
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Which TV Shows Will Be Back Next Year?

It's that time of year when TV networks decide which shows to cancel and which to renew for the 2016-2017 season. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans gives an update on the new and canceled shows.
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How A Poison Pill Worded As 'Sex' Gave Birth To Transgender Rights

Author of a book on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Tom Purdum tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer how that bill came to shape today's transgender rights, and comments on the current battle in North Carolina.

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